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hawk 1

1. Any of various birds of prey, especially of the genera Accipiter and Buteo in the family Accipitridae, characteristically having a short hooked bill and strong claws used for seizing.
2. Any of various similar birds of prey.
3. A person who preys on others; a shark.
a. One who demonstrates an actively aggressive or combative attitude, as in an argument.
b. A person who favors military force or action in order to carry out foreign policy.
intr.v. hawked, hawk·ing, hawks
1. To hunt with trained hawks.
2. To swoop and strike in the manner of a hawk: "It was fun to watch the scattered snail kites ... lifting and falling in the wind as they hawked across the shining grass and water" (Peter Matthiessen).

[Middle English hauk, from Old English hafoc; see kap- in Indo-European roots.]

hawk′ish adj.
hawk′ish·ly adv.
hawk′ish·ness n.

hawk 2

v. hawked, hawk·ing, hawks
To peddle goods aggressively, especially by calling out.
To peddle (goods) aggressively, especially by calling out.

[Middle English hauken, back-formation from hauker; see hawker.]

hawk 3

v. hawked, hawk·ing, hawks
To clear or attempt to clear the throat by or as if by coughing up phlegm.
To clear the throat of (phlegm).
An audible effort to clear the throat by expelling phlegm.

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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) favouring the use or display of force rather than diplomacy to achieve foreign policy goals
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(ˈhɔ kɪʃ)

1. resembling a hawk, as in appearance or behavior.
2. advocating war or a belligerently threatening diplomatic policy.
hawk′ish•ly, adv.
hawk′ish•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hawkish - disposed to warfare or hard-line policies; "militant nations"; "hawkish congressman"; "warlike policies"
unpeaceful - not peaceful; "unpeaceful times"; "an unpeaceful marriage"
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[ˈhɔːkɪʃ] ADJ (Pol) → de línea dura
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[ˈhɔːkɪʃ] adjbelliciste
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005


[ˈhɔːkɪʃ] adj (politician) → che sostiene la linea dura
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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